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Top 25 basketball: Duke tops Louisville for tournament title

Published November 24, 2012 10:53 pm

Day in the Top 25 • Blue Devils hold on for upset, tourney title.
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Paradise Island, Bahamas • Quinn Cook scored 11 of his 15 points in the final 7:46, including No. 5 Duke's last eight of the game, and the Blue Devils beat No. 2 Louisville 76-71 on Saturday night in the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Neither team led by more than four points over the final 10 minutes until Cook's second free throw with 6.7 seconds left made it 76-71.

The sophomore point guard had six assists and just four turnovers against Louisville's pressure defense. He was 4 for 8 from the field and 6 of 6 from the line.

Mason Plumlee had 16 points for Duke (6-0).

Peyton Siva had 19 points for the Cardinals (5-1) and Russ Smith added 17.

College of Charleston 63, No. 24 Baylor 59 • In Waco, Texas, Willis Hall scored six consecutive points for the College of Charleston to break the final tie and the Cougars held on for the upset.

The Cougars (3-2) won against a Top 25 team for the first time since an overtime home victory over No. 9 North Carolina on Jan. 4, 2010. Their only other road win against a ranked team was at Georgia Tech in January 1993.

Hall had 12 points, with eight free throws. —

Saturday's scores

• No. 5 Duke 76, No. 2 Louisville 71

• No. 13 Missouri 68, VCU 65

• No. 14 Creighton 87, Arizona State 73

• No. 18 UNLV 82, Iowa State 70

• No. 19 Memphis 52, Northern Iowa 47

• College of Charleston 63, No. 24 Baylor 59